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Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor

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Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor

XTR-style "IceTech" braking technology comes to the XT group! Aluminum core helps dissipate heat, while the steel outer portion provides solid stopping power and a durable braking surface.

  • For 6-Bolt rotors.
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Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor
 
4.7

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (35)
  • Easy to install (33)
  • Durable (32)
  • Attractive (26)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (45)
    • Racing (12)
    • Upgrade (11)
    • Mountain bikes (9)
    • Casual riding (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (44), Casual/ recreational (9), Competitive cyclist (6)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (55)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid, Quiet performers

    Installed these XT rotors and a new set of XT level brakes on my Nomad in place of Avid elixirs and clean sweep G3 rotors. Power is exceptional with the Shimano's and these rotors...Read complete review

    Installed these XT rotors and a new set of XT level brakes on my Nomad in place of Avid elixirs and clean sweep G3 rotors. Power is exceptional with the Shimano's and these rotors help keep it quiet consistent and smooth. The hardest i've pushed them was a 7 mile DH run with no fade or squeal, pushing deep into the corners with out a second thought that performance would be above par. I'm not anti Avid, (even if mine did howl like a dog under a full moon) I just find the Shimano's to be so far ahead of the curve it makes others in this price point seem irrelevant.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    xt rotors

    Ive got the non ice XT, but has the same center hole, where the axle goes thru. If you use 20mm front axle. Be careful when washing your bike, cuz water can...Read complete review

    Ive got the non ice XT, but has the same center hole, where the axle goes thru. If you use 20mm front axle. Be careful when washing your bike, cuz water can get trapped between the center hole and axle seal.Since the rotor center hole is smaller then the spacing for the 20mm axle. I have 2012 crossmax st wheels with horrible axle seal design. The disc side bearing seized cuz of no water run off and poorly designed seals. Not a good combo wheel and rotor if you wash your bike often.Im going back to solid rotors with the new SLX, it has cut outs between the mounting bolt holes for water run off. But i do love the design of the xt 2 piece rotors.Looks sic and worked flawlessly. Oh and with the crossmax wheels? A whole other story. Actually in the mavic crossmax review in this website.

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    5.0

    Great stopping power, looks great too.

    By Nate

    from Winston Salem

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

      I bought this to complete my build on a yeti SB-66. This rotor is huge, and has plenty of stopping power. I have XT brakes, and this worked great with them. I haven't experienced any fade at all, even during heavy, repeated braking. Shimano engineered the ice-tech rotors with an aluminum core which will dissipate heat better.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Brakes The Way They Should Be

      By mevnet

      from Toronto, ON

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing

      Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

      Been using the Avid G2 Cleansweep rotors with XT M785 brakes for this past summer and the rear brake was never quiet. Stopping power was there but it was a bit of an on/off with metallic pads. Finally got to replace the rotors with the Ice-Techs and my problems are gone. True out of the box, great stopping power and better modulation.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great rotors

      By ROCCO

      from GLENDORA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

        Great rotors! Upgraded to these with me my ZEE brakes and they work great. Stopping power at its best .

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Awesome rotor.

        By Nate

        from NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

          Doesn't get much better than Shimano's Ice Tech stuff. Technology meets attractive and lightweight design. Would work great in any brake system where applicable. I bought the 203 version for my Yeti SB66. Powerful stopping and no fade even on long descents.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Does Exactly What it Says

          By Jonesy

          from Southern Oregon

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install
          • Keeps Brakes Cool
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

            These rotors keep cool under the highest braking conditions. Never once Have I noticed any sort of brake fade. I love that it is a two piece rotor!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            So far so good

            By Chyna

            from St George UT

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Racing

              Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

              What's to review about a new rotor?

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              WICKED

              By Grahamulous

              from Vancouver, BC

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Keeps Cold
              • Lightweight
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Racing

                Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

                when i purchased the ice tech rotors at first they werent paired with any brake sporting the new cooling fins BUT the super noisy elixers they were paired with changed the brake completely, not enough that i didnt end up replacing them with XTRs but they cut down the noise dramatically, increased stopping power and cooling. great rotors and even better when paired with a great set of brakes.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Product

                By Maryland

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Riding
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Racing
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

                  I use these rotors on all my normal builds and pair them with shimano servo wave brake setups.

                  These rotors stand up to big rock gardens well and I have even landed on my front 180mm rotor messing up on a skinny. Rotor vs. 2x4 the rotor won!

                  Easy to true with minimal flex back.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Smooth Operator

                  By Brian Linefinder

                  from Boise, ID

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Functionality

                  Cons

                  • Cost

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

                  Real great rotors. Have them paired w/ my XT brakes & they work perfectly. Worth the extra cost.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  good to go

                  By sy nola

                  from Oklahoma city

                  About Me Competitive Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

                    reliable, stops when I needed. made me ride with more confident.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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